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has been struck for a loan. i think we have steve on the phone from moscow. stay there for one second. steve, you just left this meeting where we are potentially looking for cyprus to maybe get some kind of deal here from the russians to help solve their debt problem. sounds like they are coming away empty handed. >> absolutely. there are more talks ongoing. i caught a couple of words with him as he was walking out. as you rightly quoted he said talks were constructive. they were ongoing. he told me he was on his way to a different location and that there would be more talks ongoing that have been constructive and then i asked him very specifically about the loan agreement that had been agreed between russia and cyprus in 2011, that's a 2.5 billion euro loan, 4 1/2 year loan. there were question marks in the press about whether this would be a loan which would be extended in terms of term and interest rates lessened. he said to me in response to my question about that loan we are looking beyond that. i'm not sure if we're looking at an extension of loan. people talked about a 5 billio
. steve sedgwick is calling in on the line from moscow. steve, russia is happy to stand pat while cyprus try toes come up with a solution. >> what we're going to get is an announcement from the european commission and the russian federation. this is looking at a whole host of longer term issue between the european union and is russia. the relationship needs a reboost after disagreements over syria, over trade, over the wto, over human rights and now, of course, most aggressively of cyprus, as well. what i'm fascinated to see -- and i'm in the lockdown, as well, i mention inside the reception house of the russian federation, i'm in a lockdown ahead of that press conference between mr. barroso and mr. medvedev. i want to see how that reboot looks. is it a reboot in name only or is it meaningful? they would prove that it's meaningful by including a solution to the cyprus crisis, including not only the troika, but the russian federation. that's is where mr. medvedev saying russian interests should have been thought about. mr. barroso saying no of the on governments were talked about friday i
. kelly, back to you. >> steve, thanks very much for that. any deal with russia may be premature certainly isn't going to calm things in cyprus. this morning, the european central bank in a statement has said in order to continue its emergency liquidity systems past monday the 25th, cyprus has to have a bailout in place. any prospect of that? >> well, that adds a sense of urgency to the situation. timing is really crucial here. and now with this ultimatum from the ecb, the cypriot banks are hoping that a deal can be found as soon as possible. because what they've been relying on over the last couple of days and weeks is that eoa assistance from the ecb. that, kelly, is the main reason why they have been able to stay solve solvent. but i want to come back to a point that steve brought up this morning. but would one bailout deal even be enough? 5.8 billion euros don't seem enough when the banks do reopen next tuesday and we're likely going to see big depositit outflows. one economist i talked to this morning said to me, what's really likely at this point is that we're going to see a second b
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